A group of six foreign tourists were rescued from Rainwari area of Srinagar after locals mistook them as braid-choppers, police said on Sunday.
The tourists were travelling from Leh to Srinagar when they lost way around 2am, reports said.
Group after taking of Google Map navigation application entered a link that showed a shortcut to Lal Chowk, reports quoting a police official said.
“On reaching Kanikachi Lati Mohalla, the vehicle was stopped by a group of locals who on spotting foreigners in the vehicle started hues and cries which caused a large gathering of people on spot turning into an unruly mob,” the official said.
Some locals started rescuing the group and informed police, the reports added, “With great efforts of police and reasonable public, whole group was rescued. Tourists were taken to a local hotel and were lodged there comfortably by the police and early in the morning were seen off to their next destination.”